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Re: technical dino question
> I was discussing methods with a person yesterday regarding size
>mination of an entire animal on the basis of a single bone element. The
>said they recalled seeing a text or report that dealt with estimating
>mass based on femur diameter. Their understanding was that somehow one
>calculate the amount of mass supported by a limb from the diameter
>the bone. They were unable to remember the title or author. Does anyone
>any such report or text? I am looking for some challenging mathematical
>lations appropriate for 9th/10th grade students involving dinosaur bone
>Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance for your support.
See Anderson, J., Hall-Martin, A., and Russell, D. 1985. Long bone
circumference and weight in mammals. Zoological Journal A 207:53-61.